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Matthew Pickering - 'Intruder' - Fine Art Show at Newcastle University

Artists of the future to showcase their work at Newcastle University's Fine Art Show

The city's Hatton Gallery once again plays host to an exhibition representing four years of work by students working in many mediums

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival takes place from July 2-5, 2015

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival will see more than 60 films from all over the world shown on Wearside

The Sunderland Shorts Film Festival will be held at venues across the city in July, including the Minster and Sunderland Empire

The Sage Gateshead

Review: Don McLean, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

The American Pie singer songwriter bedded in for a long, polished and memorable performance for an appreciative Tyneside audience

Urban Fudge at Distinctly Delicious Darlington

Darlington Festival of Food offers producers the sweet taste of success

Nine food and drink producers from the North East and Yorkshire were voted Festival Favourites during the two-day family event

Julia Austin, of Tyne Bank Brewery in Byker

Lots of North East beer events as the weather warms up ahead of summer

Tyne Bank Brewery's birthday is up next as the beer festival season starts to heat up

Durham Gin Distillery's managing director John Chadwick

Durham Gin to be sold throughout Majestic UK stores as part of a seasonal deal

Durham Distillery, which also produced the triple-distilled Durham Vodka have secured the deal to supply 195 stores in the coming months

Buzzcocks are Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant, Pete Shelley and Chris Remington

Chris Remington on life as a Buzzcock as the band head to Sunderland's North Shore

Buzzcocks survived punk and are still going strong as an audience at Sunderland's North Shore is to find out

David Suchet

Poirot star David Suchet takes on Lady Bracknell at Newcastle's Theatre Royal

After more than 40 years in the business, David Suchet gets his first chance to wear a corset in The Importance of Being Earnest

Jesterval comedy festival to bring the laughs back to Gateshead Quays

The Jesterval comedy festival returns to Gateshead Quays in June. We sent all of the comics on the bill one question to answer

People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

Jonathan Bloxham with Newcastle High School for Girls pupils

Review: Mozart’s Requiem, Northern Chords, Newcastle Cathedral

A concert called Unfinished finished in glorious style with a cathedral performance of Mozart's Requiem

A scene from Dead Simple, at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: Dead Simple at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Peter James crime thriller has the Theatre Royal audience on the edge of its seats as they wonder whodunit

The new Globe Gallery taking shape on Pilgrim Street

Last chance to see Shakespeare's tragic thirteen

A photographic exhibition at the new Globe Gallery features 13 Shakespearean suicide victims

Jackie Fielding, actor and director

South Shields theatre director Jackie Fielding dies after collapsing at play

People have been paying tribute to popular South Shields theatre director Jackie Fielding who has died aged 47

National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Culture Magazine 2015

Culture Magazine - June 2015

In this month's issue we've got music legend Bryan Ferry, bands performing at Evolution Emerging and news of the Hexham Gathering

Derren Brown

Review: Derren Brown's Miracle, Sunderland Empire

The mind-bending TV star arrived on Wearside to bamboozle a crowd with his jaw-dropping show which is on until Saturday. Janine Rudin was there

Hat Fitz & Cara who are to entertain at The Cluny

Alternative gig arranged as Jumpin’ Hot Jamboree Garden Party is cancelled

The Jumpin' Hot Jamboree Garden Party in County Durham has been called off after an objection

Folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger comes to Gateshead on 80th birthday tour

One of the great figures in folk will be performing songs from her recent hit album at Sage Gateshead

Tenor Ben Johnson

Northern Chords proceeds to a rousing finale

Concerts in Newcastle Cathedral and Sage Gateshead will feature some of our best classical music talent